Monday, October 29, 2012

baby eve

yep, that's right. we are headed into the hospital early tomorrow morning for an induction.  both marin and i are fine, but my blood pressure has been elevated the past two weeks, so it looks like it's go time. it only  seems appropriate to post some maternity photos from last week, 38 weeks 2 days. i can't help but be a little sentimental about our last day as a family of three, but i know four will be oh so fun! happy baby eve to us, stay tuned for updates!

i just love our little man. 

our best attempt at a full family shot. lily ruined it by rolling in poop. her own poop. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

seven years, crazy in love.

today is the seventh anniversary of the day we said, i do. man did i think we had it all figured out back then. i mean, in a few ways i did. i knew wes would finish grad school and become some sort of volcanic superstar. i also knew that we would start a family and i would focus my time and attention on raising that said family. i knew we would love each other.

it is one the thing to project how your future will go, and entirely another to live it out. and perhaps the most humbling of all is when you stumble through a season that teaches you that you aren't really the one calling the shots anyway. we have had many of those.

seven years ago as we set out to live our love story i was not prepared for how good it was going to be, how hard it could be, and how much joy would run through our veins when we stepped back and let His perfect plan take shape in us.

perhaps i was right on a couple things. wes is a volcanic superstar. never in a million years did i dream that volcano would be in hawaii. never did i realize how important it would be to have my husband love his job, to see him to wake up with passion and purpose everyday. oh and that family we would have, they leave me speechless. come to find out choosing to not work outside the home is not all roses and butterflies. but am passionate about my job, about raising our kids and about being wes' wife. i was made to do this, and i wouldn't go back to work (right now anyway) for a million dollars.

so our story continues. i am a lucky lady to have someone like wes by my side. then again,  it really has nothing to do with luck.

happy anniversary weston, i love you so much it makes me crazy. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

oh baby, a nursery!

someone new is moving in...soon! here is a glimpse at the sweet little room we have been working on these past few months. i hope she likes it as much as i do. although in true newborn fashion, she probably won't even notice.

Monday, October 22, 2012

we heart papa george!

today is my grandpa's birthday and he is a pretty special guy. i have been thinking about him a lot lately and i feel really blessed to have had him around my entire 30 years of life. i have a million childhood memories that are filled with both him and my grandma, but the most special of all has been watching my son fall in love with someone who has always been so special to me. so in honor of him, i pulled up some picture of coen and papa from the past few years. we love you so much, happy birthday! 

who doesn't love sitting in papa's big chair?! 

making sure coen is on the growth chart with the rest of us. 

best buddy's...we love you papa! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

patchin' 2012

yesterday we ventured up to the kohala mountain farm pumpkin patch to pick locally grown pumpkins. while the pacific northwest offers an abundant supply of fabulous patches, it really takes quite a bit of effort to pull off a successful patch on the island. this was the patch's third year in operation, and it was obvious that they have full support of the communities island wide. the patch was expanded from 1.5 acres to 9 acres this year, and also included a fabulously huge corn maze, hay ride, petting zoo, face painting, brick oven pizzas, cotton candy, and farm grown produce. as far as patches go, this years experience really delivered. it was even a bit chilly up on the mountain when we first arrived. although once the sun popped out we were applying sunscreen and pulling out the shades. oh hawaii, you are just always so warm & sunny. 

coen's face says it all, the belly is well, um BIG.

this is the corn maze design. we passed this year, i was not up for getting lost in the blazing sun and coen was more interested in the petting farm. but we will be back, next one!